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Sir Fed

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  1. May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, until we meet again.
  2. Thats the going rate for international events. Ironman 70.3 is R950 and Ironman SA is R3150 so R500-R600 sounds fair for an internationally licensed event.
  3. For the multi-sporters out there: Nytro - great prices and service Trisports - I buy just about everything from them
  4. moving story and one of those that makes you realise how lucky you are and just why you should stop procrastinating and get out there for a ride while you still can. As for the bike, there was an 'disabled' athlete that used to train at Bob van Reenen (Krugersdorp track) on a tricycle. I cant imagine that it was very easy to corner at high speed but I don't think thats an issue. If memory serves me correctly, he was from United Wheelers so perhaps you can contact them for more info. There is also a tricycle TT league in the UK and they have a number of frame builders that specialise in these bikes. I know of a local builder that might be willing to give of his time if he can get a blue print to work from and someone to sponsor the cost of the materials.
  5. Yes. The SA sun is too harsh for dainty lycra and its new-age derivatives causing it to deteriorate rapidly. The end result is that shorts (and vest for those triathletes) dont fit properly anymore which leads to uneven surfaces that irritate and eventually cause infection. While I understand that not everyone has the means to purchase new clothing on a regular basis, I cringe when I see a guy riding a 30k bike complete with team kit (Phonak or Discovery/Postal) and the chamois is hanging between their legs like a army overall!
  6. There is nothing better than a tough race, especially on a Saturday morning because you can wake up late on a Sunday and enjoy a HUGE breakfast without feeling guilty. I wont 'cut and paste' anything here, you can rather read my report on www.tricape.com Sir Fed2007-07-30 11:09:13
  7. double the 'good' news since I doubt anyone wants to see the obvious two implicated
  8. from cyclingnews.com We have heard a rumour it was one of the random tests rather than the stage winner (Robert Hunter) or the yellow jersey (Michael Rasmussen) but that's just a rumour.
  9. I will be away doing the Duel Ultra this weekend (KZN), if I can get my hands on an armband I will wear one for the race (I have a black Nike one that might do the job). Anyone else down at the Duel going to participate?
  10. http://www.tricape.com/ & http://www.ironcrazy.com/
  11. Being a roadie those black & white alloy things are of no use to me but I would certainly fork her!
  12. since your cranks go round in circles, you may want to consider moving it back, or forward, by 2,5mm ... Crank length is not a factor when determining saddle height, leave it where it is and avoid the tendency to crunch monster gears with your new found power. At least until your body is used to the changes.
  13. Your RHR will probably be lower at the end of a day because of a number of factors including fatigue and diet. The best time is 15min after you wake up and have been to the toilet. It doesn't really matter when you do as long as you do it consistently, i.e. at the same time, place and manner every day if you intend using it as a benchmark for anything. Additionally, a low RHR is not an indication of much more than genetics because there are many unfit people that register in the 40's or lower but put them on a stationery trainer or treadmill and they will be at their lactate threshold within a few minutes of light exercise.
  14. Michelin Carbons. Great ride, decent price and pretty good with punctures (2 in over 2000km's aint bad). The ProRace 2's are excellent all round tires and my front has lasted for what seems like forever.
  15. Amazing how all the men here see fit to judge a women who is proceeding on medical advice. How do the ladies out there feel?
  16. I once 'wrote down' (actually captured the number on my cell phone) and the guy stopped at the next light to apologize. Unfortunately it doesn't count because the guy was an American tourist who had genuinely made a mistake. If it was a South African they would probably have stopped at the next light to shoot me!
  17. People, she was in a spinning class not descending Alpe d'Huez! If her obstetrician said its safe who are we to second guess that? A spinning class is only as hard as you make it. Just because some people see fit to crank their heart rates up to max for the 45min doesn't mean everyone in the class is following suite. I could comfortably sit in a class at 100bpm and most of you wouldn't even realise it. Getting some exercise is healthy and beneficial to both the mother and baby. Would you rather she became another mother bemoaning the fact that she gained 30kg from having a child or maintained her healthy lifestyle and self image through some light exercise? Interesting side bar is that the latest issue of Runner's World has an letter to the medical staff in it about exactly the same thing and the reply is consisitent with everything I have seen on the subject - If you were active before your pregnancy then there is no reason not to be active during it.
  18. It's my guess that the doctor, who is a trained professional, is better positioned to comment than any of us (unless of course someone out there is a obstetrician). There is a women that I occasionally run next to on the treadmill at the local VA who ran (way more bounce than cycling) right up till the last week. I used to get worried that the baby would just fall out and shoot off the treadmill into the rowing machines but she managed to keep it tight and gave birth to a perfectly healthy 3kg baby boy.
  19. The reason the SA pro's are so rude is because everytime some wannabe fun rider talks to them they ask a stupid question like "why dont you wear a helmet?"
  20. They can be a little rough on gear cables but the addition of an Avid Rollermajig solves that problem. Zabel used them complete with the extreme bend ShortLegs is referring to and had no complaints. Since he is quite particular about his equipment I think that's an indication that they work pretty well.
  21. How far and how fast? Big groups are nice but it is hard to find a lot of people all interested in the same ride.
  22. Fritz Pienaar Cycles in Joburg, otherwise contact the importer directly: Manny Ferreira Maestro imports 0825519497
  23. There is a moratorium on any stats that might cast the authorities in a bad light, thus we all sit in the dark and tell ourselves that the light at the end of the tunnel is not a freight train travelling in the opposite direction!
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